This House UK Tour

23rd Feb 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

Book Tickets

Meek

31st Jul 2018 - 22nd Sep 2018

Book Tickets

Mother Courage and Her Children

By Bertolt Brecht translated by Anna Jordan. Directed by Amy Hodge

A Royal Exchange Theatre and Headlong co-production

“Now spring awakes, and winter dies
The dead stay dead, the living rise
‘Cos if your breath and pulse ain’t gone
You stagger up and carry on.”

War rages over decades, but it’s business as usual for Mother Courage. She roams the grid from one army camp to another, her ragtag offspring in tow. Boots, beer, drugs, guns – anything a soldier desires can be bought off the back of MC’s cart.

She’s determined to turn conflict into capital. But what will it cost her?

Julie Hesmondhalgh (The Almighty Sometimes, Wit) returns to the Royal Exchange as the tenacious Courage. Headlong Associate Director Amy Hodge directs Anna Jordan's (Yen, Freak) adaptation that brings Brecht’s universally celebrated classic bang up to date.